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>>> now good morning maryland at 9:00. >>> it is tuesday, september 21. thanks for joining us at 9:00, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. welcome in. we are getting ready for our extreme makeover. it's going to be a great show coming up on sunday. >> it was such a cool thing, wasn't it? that big reveal, that big surprise that happened and all the dramatic weather they had. it is going to be a great story. i can't wait to see the show on sunday. >> we'll have a pregame show on at 6:00 followed by the real show at 7:00. we are looking forward to that. we are looking forward to -- did you hear what the zoo is doing on fridays? great idea. we'll share what they're doing here in a couple minutes. >> cool thing is, they bring an interesting guest. >>> all right, also today, breast cancer awareness month is next month and you know, we are going to be talking more and more about it. just up the road, the cancer treatment center of america, they have oncology rehab, which is not something you hear about a lot in the process of overcoming cancers. we will hear about who it is helpf
have baltimore county, there is a widespread of heat throughout the counties. most of us are ranging from mid-50s and 650s, and we will -- and 60s, and we will reach the 87-degree mark today. >> we are working a serious cash on 7 -- crash on 70 westbound. the far left lane is opened, but the two right are blocked. expect some delays. >>> looking at the drive times, beltway, looking good. outer loop to providence, no problems. and on the topside of 83 and the jfx, traffic looks good there as well. there on the cameras, you can see the traffic is moving at speed no problems on 695. >> it's 1 minute after 6:00. >>> bed bugs, they are gross, they are hitching a ride on your belongings and they are taking over your home. ms. john shows us what -- johnson is showing us what has occurred at the library. >> a booker returned the books, and there were bed bugs found. the library bagged up the books and then cleared the entire library to have it treated and fumigated. >> we decided to go ahead and have all libraries, book mobiles, and book delivery vans to ensure there is nothing else that is
, this is the weekend to do it. jessie ventura will be in town encouraging you to read. thank you for joining us. we'll check in with jamie in a bit. first the weather. >> good morning we're closing out the week with summer-like weather. we had temperatures at 89. thick fog and it has been cutting visibility down to a quarter mile. it will clear out between # and 10 a.m. we have delays. 90 minute delay. and you are at a 2 hour delay. that does not diminish the fog that we have fog on this side of the bay. 70. 95 and 97. they were interstates dealing with slow travel because of the fog. we go up 795. this is 70s now. and visibility and that one light there on the entrance. it is down to a quarter mile. by this arch sunny and guaranteed high of 93. the record is 95. let's check on the roads and get the latest. >> people are hanging to make it through the fog without a problem. and and a minor. we look around the area and and down to the exit. and it is going to take you 10 minutes as you head to the toll plaza. here on 695 on the west side. as you head to i-70. no problems around 695. megan, back to y
minutes with us. by the way, it's election day. >> primaries. >> 32% of us are going to go out there and vote, which is according to the state elections administration in annapolis. also, this is primary election day. the nice weather of course and the hot races in the state are going to bring you out including in baltimore city. where the big races for the city state's attorneys office and linda so has an update on where the race stands as voters get ready to decide today. >> reporter: this has been one hot race. this sidewalk here says it all. the street is literally lined with signs for bernstein and jessamy. both candidates will be working overtime today to make a final push as voters head to the poll on primary election day. >> how are you? >> good morning. >> reporter: gregg bernstein started his day off greeting voters at cross country elementary school in northwest baltimore. polls open at 7:00. jessamy is also doing the same, going around the city to meet and tbreet voters. it's their final push in what turned out to be the city's hottest race. jessamy is fighting to h
in the week. investigators now believe that a fire started in a vacant home. linda so joins us in the studio and drawing atension to the danger of a lot of vacant homes. >> reporter: after what happened with the devastating fires earlier in the week, people fear it could happen on their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. we spoke with people along east north avenue who tell us there have already been several vacant home fires there. eleanor says years ago when she was using drugs she lived with several people in an abandoned home, the drug use and lighting candles for heat and fire poses a risk of fire. >> it do travel and spreads onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: now, the city owns 10,000 vacant structures. housing officials do look for ways to rehabilitate the properties. when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> we've known all along high winds helped a fire spread beyond the unit where this started. right now there's a combination
have the winner in studio b apparently cooking us something here. i'll have to find out what it is and who the winner is. also on fridays, aleen gabey from the maryland spca comes in and brings an adorable pet up for adoption. we'll meet uda, 6 years old, needs a home. sweet as can be and very shy. first things first as you can see, i'm by myself. jamie's not here. he is on the go this morning because once again, he's somewhere in the state of maryland. this time he went west to visit the mountains of maryland. hey, jamie. >> reporter: welcome to cumberland! here we are. three, four ♪ [music] ♪ we'll play it for you on maine street here in beautiful cumberland. main street of the magic kingdom except for the? >> the mouse. >> look at this. cover lady boss singing hello. >> describe allegheny county. >> 60,000 acres of public land and this beautiful town right in the middle of it. >> reporter: we're going to show you cumberland and music from the shop owners here. look at the mountains. the leaves start to change right up there on the hill. we're on the mountain side of ma
in that kitchen. >> things you never thought about. >> we run scan alerts every week and the bbb helps us out with that, all the time. angie barnett is in here, to talk to about a special awards ceremony they have coming up to honor businesses who have great ethics, integrity. all that. >>> let's get to today's hot topics. it's all about politics this morning. it was a weekend packed with surprises, delaware senate candidate christine o'donnell talking about witchcraft, sarah palin falling to 5th place. colin powell taking obama and all the delegates. prompted by this clip from a 1999 episode of abc's politically incorrect. shown over the weekend by bill maher on his hbo show. >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar. >> i was in high school. how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? but no, there's been no witch craft since, if there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. >> reporter: on one side detractor karl rove has accused her of saying nutty things. the witchcraft comments included. >> in southern delaware, there are a lot of church-g
is close and getting dirty. they are set to square off in november. as brian joins us the gloves have already come off. >> reporter: the political ads in the governor race are getting a bit more negative. the latest one against martin o'malley was bought and paid for. the republican party sees an opening here in maryland and hope to make the same statement it did in other traditionally democratic states like massachusetts and new jersey. o'malley's campaign is firing back. it is expected and to expect more as the election approaches and the race tightens. >> now you are advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to voteness the other fellow. >> reporter: smith says even though voters don't like these negative ads they do work. both parties have plenty at stake here in maryland. brian kuebler. >>> politics seem tame 50 years ago some day will mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate. 70million people watched that debate. they say nixon won the debate. >>
coming up. for us, cloudiness overhead. two-degree guaranteed high taking us out of the 60s this morning to 84 and cloudy this afternoon. check on that traffic right now. see how it's rolling with kim brown. >> good morning, everyone, the only incident that you may see on the roadways this morning is coming out of glen burnie. we have fire activity at baltimore annapolis boulevard, mountain road. aside from that, traffic is really off to a fantastic start, no problems here with drive times on the 895 uh, harbor tunnel thruway. seven minutes between the split and 295. no problems southbound 95 between the beltway and route 32. that'll take you about 16 minutes, outer loop, southwest corner of the beltway. as we look right now at our camera, you'll see traffic moving very well. light volume on the beltway, harford road. it's looking good on the west side as well. >> a minute after 6:00 right now, we know it's a close race. we know who's leading right now but this morning we're still waiting to find out who will be protecting baltimore streets, starting today, votes will be counted to dete
to a rapper. that and more. happy friday. thanks for joining us. jamie is on the go. justin? >> heat is one story. and fog is thick and defensement we have a fog problem. and 90 minutes delayed because of the fog this morning. school delays when we get more information we'll share that with you. we're looking into a hot afternoon. and the record is # 5 back in 1970. we'll be close to that mark. 67 now as we look at temperatures in bel air and that comes along with the thick fog. close to 70. we'll get close to 93 and sunny to partly cloudy. isolated storm. let's check on the roads, the traffic will deal with that. >> as you mentioned on the eastern shore and the delays and expect it to be foggy as well, coming across the bay bridge. look at this that's thick fog around the area. drives are trying to keep the speeds down. and not affecting traffic too much. and as you approach white marsh that's off to the shoulder. and we're looking good. >>> the president of eye rain made extreme allegations at the un, so extreme that it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. we have more on how it will a
in. this afternoon, the temperatures will be nice and mild and cool back down. kim brown, tell us about the traffic this morning. >> reporter: you will see a crash blocking one of the center are lanes. police are on the scene now. traffic will start to slow at providence road. you can see drivers have to get on the right shoulder to get around this. until you get a tow truck, that vehicle is facing almost the wrong direction or the opposite direction on the beltway. expect delays as you try to make your way towards 95. as we look at our drive times, minor delays from white marsh boulevard to the beltway. no problems southbound from shawon. it's starting to build just a bit from owings mills boulevard. jamie, back to you. >>> san bruno is a town that lives next door to the san francisco airport so it would be like glen burnie. >> you have been watching the incredible fire footage after a gas explosion last night. want to go to done guevara who is -- don guevara who is with us. the footage is incrediblep. >> jamie it is. we're near the epicenter of the massive explosion. at that si
effect. what we're looking at in ocean city, emergency management personnel has been talking to us. we have a tropical storm warning. winds will be going about 40 miles an hour, feeling some gusts between 50 and 60 miles an hour. the waves will build later on today, to about 10 feet. of course the waves tomorrow, will increase. we'll be looking at 15 feet or. so tropical force winds, we'll be seeing rains, one to two inches of rain. rough surf, obviously, we'll see minor street flooding. all of that will happen between 3:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on friday. so tonight, around 7:00, emergency management and the mayor have talked to me and said that around 7:00 tonight is critical for them. they'll take a look at how hurricane earl is affecting north carolina and the other coasts and how it will head here. that's a critical time for them. they'll talk to us around 1:00 today. we'll meet with emergency management personnel again. we'll let you know what happens. don harrison, back to you. >> our area looks like it's going to miss the brunt of this storm, the coast guard and maryland national
for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> vitamin d top of the show. what are we going to talk about? >> it's essential, you need it. and the easiest place to get it is sunshine. so the doctor has great advice. she is going to tell us how we can get it. are we getting enough and what ways to get it. she also has an interesting example for baltimore example. >> move to florida, is that something? >> no. >> from vitamin d, then we talk about wwe. >> i like it. >> smackdown in here tonight. >> our 11:00 producer, dave is so excited about the wrestler. he doesn't have to come in until 3:30 in the afternoon, he came in early. we have the room over there. >> we will talking about the gala. the tent is going up right now. we'll tell you more about that. >> all right, excellent. all that ahead. first, we want to get to today's hot topic. >> we wouldn't think of bracelet used to raise awareness and money to raise so much commotion, but it has. two high schools in california. it's whether or not these bracelets that read i love boobies can be permitted inside two high schools. the most recent
and on air through the next 72 hours. >> we'll have the latest on air and on line. thanks for watching us tonight. don't forget about good morning maryland at 5 a.m. have a great night. >> stay cool. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. . >>> tonight on "nightline," mission accomplished? the president tells the nation tonight that combat operations in iraq are over. but what's actually going to change? we go overseas to talk to soldiers who are staying, and to find out whether iraqi forces are ready. >>> teens double down. they're too young to bet in casinos, but a growing number of teens are making thousands playi
have declared states of emergencies. thanks for joining us this morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> let's go right to weather. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we are checking out the latest on earl. earl has gotten stronger. it really increased strength yesterday. it surpassed that. this morning's advisory from the national hurricane center, showing 145 mile-per-hour winds. a very clear distinct eye now. roughly 30 miles across. the wind field of tropical storm force winds extends 230 miles away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probably 10 to 20 feet. we'll be standing there live from ocean city. coastal flood advisory, not from w
inching up to 9.6% there's 15 million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and stuff. it is not me physically being hungry. >> no, david isn't homeless, he is jobless, what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to actually live on. >> hello. how you doin'. >> i'm great, thanks. i don't have a whole lot but -- >> god bless you for your positive thoughts, always had a job, easy for me to get a job. >> at 52 years old he has spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpenter and welding as well as taking a turn as a barber. after spending 9 months with his wife and 14-year-old son in a shelter he could no longer wait to put those skills to use. that's when he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell- ringer for the
overtime today dealing with multiple fires and here's the most recent one. a viewer sent this video to us. the shot of the fire in mount vernon. the flames were shooting up near charles street and madison street. the fire broke out around 11:30 last night. firefighters were able to contain the flames and this morning there is no word on what caused this. >>> and this is just the latest of a string of fires in the city that firefighters had to deal with throughout the day yesterday. at least two other fires were four alarm. now more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working fires, even crews as far as howard county had come in to help. the fires were in west baltimore and the latest video we showed you. linda so joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. certainly was a busy day for firefighters, not only here in the city, but lots of other firefighters from surrounding counties that came in to help because these fires were so bad. more than 100 firefighters here in the city were needed to battle these fires that were fueled by those gusty winds. fast moving
. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. >> they won't let us stay. they are going to make us sit in traffic. >> one and down the east coast vacation plans in chaos as hurricane earl continues to churn in the atlantic. good evening. i'm kelley swoop. the latest data is just coming in. let's get right to wyatt with the latest. >> hot off the press. here is the word. earl a little stronger threatening the united states and midatlantic coast. that would be us. let's look at this. still a category four. now with winds the highest we have seen, sustained at 140 miles an hour. this is a large hurricane and very powerful. you can see it starting to turn northward and still projected to come right up the united states east coast. impact the outer banks before it passes close to maryland, virginia and delaware. in fact right up to the virginia border now. it's a hurricane warning in effect. a hurricane watch still for ocean city and delaware beaches and a tropical storm warning for maryland and delaware. beach forecast for people headed down there this three day weekend. e
>>> it is thursday morning, thanks for joining us on "good morning maryland" at 9:00. i'm jamie costello. >>> and one the of things we are going to talk about live to a lot of walks and a lot of great causes. we have one of the great doctors of the time, talking about down's syndrome. also it is the semi-colon walk. a gentleman who survived colon cancer and he is here. >> great idea. both of them i don't support both of them. that is what it is all about. that is how they get fund and go all sorts of awareness. we are also going to talk about school emergencies. the worst thing a parent wants to think about happening is it is better if you have a plan. ben is going to tell us what we need to know. >> from the university of baltimore. we are going to talk about parents and also their college kids. it is the topic you have raised to me many times. what is too much conversation. >>> i want to know what miriam thinks. jamie has a deal where he has to community kate with his daughter every single day, she is a freshman. >> i want her to tell me she is alive. >> send a text every day
because of the distracted drivers. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken from us because someone was textinging. >> in a moment your intoir life can consider entire life can change. >> here in maryland, texting is illegal while driver, and starting in november, there will be no use of cell phones while driving. >> a program that provides certification, training, it will help all marylands out during a disaster. >> if you pick up the phone and call 911, we will be there in 10 mirchs, but if -- minutes, but if it is a widespread disaster, it is going to take longer for us to get there. we want to help you get prepared. >> you can register by calling the baltimore county volunteers by calling the number there on your screen. >> final call of $28,500,000. >> just like that, the townsend comments were sold and bought by who? we don't know. this is supposed to be the future of the comments. >> this is supposed to be a transaction -- a private transaction, and we respect that you would want to know, but it is supposed to be a private transaction. >> some say that cap-mark bought
. thanks for joining us this friday. of course you want to know what's up with earl. >> meteorologist lynnette charles has the answer. good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. happy friday, everyone. what is up with earl? earl is bringing some rain to the carolinas and virginia. as we go through the morning hours once that sun comes up and go into the afternoon, i'd say maybe around 12:00, 1:00, we will be seeing earl and it will be getting out of here. here are your headlines for today. the beaches still have a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch. the winds, 30 to 60 miles per hour with that, and the waves 10 to 15. and then the bay does have coastal flood advisories in effect for today as well. so ocean city's temperature coming in at 75 degrees. this is abc 2 storm tracker. we have not seen any type of change over the past hour here. the dew point is 75 and it feels like 71. the winds have been changing and that's about it. the satellite is showing -- this is what i wanted to show you before. i like showing you this one not because it's just pretty but because it show
of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but also move a bus and give hope. >> all going through my head now is wow. i'm crying a lot because it's finally hitting. before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. i know that all my friends watching it, they are just like, really impressed at what the program that i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation. a storm has blown in! >> reporter: to show what you can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is doing. we couldn't be happier and so proud and privileged we had the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. b
for. >> reporter: and looking for help, with no idea where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and why search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are on scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it is safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we have yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what
for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. i'll be in cumberland tomorrow this time. >> what's that all about? >> we are going to be on the c&o canal and show you railroads. when is the last time you were in cumberland? >> it's been a long time. years. >> it's changed. >> pretty. >> the mountain side of maryland. that's what we call t we'll show you all the pretty shots in cumberland tomorrow. >> we'll take a drive out there later on today. >> not now? >> no, because first we have a lot to talk about. a lot of guests. we want to tell you about how to get involved in a great event to benefit the libraries. i think too often we forget how important they were. how much time did you spend as a kid in the library? you might not be -- >> look what i'm doing for a living. not enough. >> they are really important so we are going to talk more about that coming up. >>> swim across america. we are so lucky to have this event in baltimore. michael phelps is going to be out there, raising a lot of money for cancer research. >> we'll hear more about that. and we want to talk about the ani
for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work. secretary solis, what could you sa
, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there is flipper. all of whom were, we knew, esse
hit very hard by the storm, as you know this is not a part of the world where they're used to tornadoes which has so many scratching their heads tonight. >> oh, my god. this is crazy. >> reporter: in a metropolitan area, saturated with smartphone captured from so many angles including these pictures which window. >> am i really in jersey? >> reporter: this storm which brought high winds and lightning strikes did an enormous amount of damage in only about 15 minutes. shutting down the nation's largest commuter rail line, delaying more than 300 flights and knocking down more than a thousand trees. one woman was killed when a tree fell on her parked car right after she traded seats with her husband who survived. >> i keep thinking about is this happens. >> reporter: it spawned tornadoes and softball-size hail by thursday before barreling extreme weather all over the planet. in the u.s. it's been the hottest year ever with major atlantic hurricanes showing up further to the east and to the climate scientists have long predicted as the climate warms extreme weather although the
>>> now good morning maryland at 9:00. >> good thursday morning and thanks for joining us on good morning maryland at 9:00. jamie is off this morning, he'll be back tomorrow. he is missing out because a study out of the uk came up with the results of men and dancing and the attractiveness to women. we are going to find out exactly what they found and if it really matters whether or not you have the right move. it's thursday morning, so the doctor will be here talking about pets and answering your questions. so if you have a question about your dog or cat, call us, high school get it answered. another exciting, we have some guests, so good morning to them. we also have guests from fort mchenry, which is a gem that we care about so much in this community. so we will talk about the star spangled weekend. all of that is coming up this weekend and of course we are going to go live from the aquarium to find out the new name of the baby puffin. first, we want to get to today's hot topic. is it inspiring or in bad taste? a rock musical is raising eyebrows. it's called clear blue tuesday a
debt collectors harass customers at one of america's biggest banks using on scene threats, racist taunts. brian ross confronts the bank's chairman. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these one crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company
that was a miscommunication and taxpayer approval is needed for the addition. right now 4th and 5th great students are using trailers, if approved construction on the addition is expected to start next summer and be ready in 2012. >>> a proposed islamic cultural center and mosque in new york city is nowhere near being built but it has become the focal point of an argument that some say goes beyond the fact that the site is near ground zero. they claim opposition to the project is founded in anti- muslim pyatt. true or not, t.j. winnik tells that the twin towers still cast a long shadow. >> reporter: as america counts down to the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks tensions at home and aproduce are being ratcheted up. most of the rhetoric centers on the planned islamic center and mosque 23 blocks from ground zero. >> when they built a mosque and teach what i said 14-year-old from hell, i decided someone should. >> reporter: he has been speaking out against islamic center and a christensenter he plans to build. other events are a protest at ground zero and a ceremony at another church in
but it will make its way to a nice afternoon and mixture of sun and clouds will give us a warm-up, up cose to 80. you can follow that at the our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. major headline here, hurricane igor, still a category 4, a little weaker. now joined by hurricane julia, that we're watching out there in the open waters of the atlantic. now igor down to 135 mile-per-hour winds. that is below the 150 mark that we had measured yesterday. at least the national hurricane center had measured. we don't personally go out there for you. but we're watching hurricane julia off the coast of africa, now winds of 75 miles per hour. and just upgraded to hurricane status this morning. locally, maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we are dry. we've got ourselves five sweeps across the chesapeake and showing up basically no moisture falling from a few clouds out there. down to 54 in ellicott city. 57 in perry hall. the warm spot, the eastern shore in centreville at 61 degrees. 2-degree guaranteed high with a mix of sun and clouds, up to 80 this afternoon. >>> right now here's kim brown wi
and was taken to the hospital. we don't have word on his condition. police tell us the officer wasn't injured. it's still unclear what happened in the shooting, but we have a crew on the scene of this breaking story. >> the state of the economy is once again in question. this week the president is going to be taking jobs in his latest economic rescue plan. it's all coming down again to politics. >> reporter: the president's new plan extending tax cuts is being called targeted initiatives. mr. obama will unveil his new plan wednesday in ohio. included as an extension and expansion of tax write-offs for business research costs. $100 billion worth. more money for infrastructure. the initiatives aren't expected to lower the unemployment number at 9.6% before the election. supporters complain the country's long-term economic problems aren't being addressed. >> there's too much debt. you need to give the economy a boost to get people out of it. but obama has had no vision. he hasn't articulated a philosophy. >> reporter: on the new plan: republican john mccain says the president is just flailing ar
community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an ey
. >> thanks for joining us, thursday. >> hey listen, i'll be in cumberland tomorrow, broadcasting live on our on the go. i have my winter jacket ready. >> me and julia, down by the studio. >> simon and garfunkel. >> i feel like i'm in a barber shop this morning. we're not going to look at extreme chill any time soon. mild morning, thanks to the increasing clouds. small chance of clouds. if anything, mr. costello, you'll knee the waterproof jacket tonight. do you think we'll get a lot of rain out of there in time for you to go out in western maryland. wet weather in the tropics. karl hit mexico, back over the water, strengthening, you've got hurricane igor at 34. currently 56 degrees, your start point on the thermometer and bel air. let's see what's happening on the roads right now. >> well from cumberland to cambridge and from cockeysville to columbia, everything's looking pretty good so far on the roads this morning. we don't have any delays or accidents. just fire activity in glen burnie at baltimore annapolis boulevard and mountain road. you could see fire equipment there blocking the inte
. there are a lot of questions that come with it. he'll tell us how to get your resume noticed, keywords to use, what to do, how to send it, we have you covered on this back to work wednesday. >> we hear video resumes, right? >> absolutely. >> dancing for the arts up in harford county. david craig's in here. he talked about bringing the arts and bringing some dancing competition. we've got two beautiful people here, they'll show us the way. >> they have quite an art center there too. >> they do. >> the folks from wegmans are here, they'll be talking about apples. >> beautiful. >> honey crisp? >> i interviewed patricia heaton. from the middle right? >> absolutely. >> all that and more coming up. let's get to the top story of the day though. >> first we want to tell you about an anne arundel county police officer who performed cpr and got a 4-year-old to breathe again. he calls it part of his job. her dad says this officer is a hero. brooke bayne was at her dad's home in pasadena when she stopped breathing around 4:00 yesterday morning. alan bayne knew his daughter wasn't feeling well. the girl s
dump several inches of rain on us to the north. wyatt everhart is tracking the storm for us the soggy details coming our way. wyatt. heck in witxg >> the irony is it's a decent evening out there now. there's not much rain on the radar at the moment. but we know that's going to change into the overnight hours an early part of let's take a look at what we're seeing. scanning the skies including katon's vim and you can see bottom line there's not a lot of rain here now, but as we and west there is more rain back towards areas just south and west of d. c. down toward culpepper, virginia. flash flood watch and multiple advisories up through about just all the zákstate right now including a coastal flood watch for areas along the chesapeake higher than normal tides, 2 to 3 feet above average tomorrow and look off to the south. heavier rain now beginning to develop ceódown in virginia, no carolina. we know it's all headed our way later tonight. this evening though just a few scattered showers damp and breezy out there. as we look to tomorrow though things change big time. we'll break dow
. wyatt everhart has been keeping a close eye on this storm. he joins us with the very latest. >> it appears as though now hurricane earl is packing wind to 115 miles per hour, it will make a close pass to ocean city, to maryland, but not actually make landfall in the mid-atlantic. it will make a partial landfall in north carolina. in fact, it's already beginning to do that now. let's give you a closer look with maryland's most powerful storm. it is creeping up in to hat a was, open a coke. the storm headed due north but beginning to make a slight turn to the northeast which is exactly what we need to see in order to keep this thing just offshore of ocean city and allow ocean city to only have to deal with tropical storm force winds. here is our weather net camera there capturing a time lapse. waves getting huge down there right now, and that's really no surprise, as a major hurricane approaches just about 400 miles, the center just about 400 miles from ocean city and 200 from cap hat a was. let's get some frowned troops as we meteorologist like to hear it. what is happening d
and sludge into the ocean off u.s. shores. unless you worked aboard a ship you probably don't have any idea what any of this is or what it does. these are cell phone pictures taken by a crewman aboard the merchant vessel arhona. it shows how a 103-foot hose was bypassed a storage system to dump 6, 000 gallons of oil into the ocean. >> if you think about what is going on here you've got a ship out in the middle of the ocean at night turning a valve that releases this pollution overboard. it's extraordinarily difficult to detect. >> reporter: it got detected because of this note. a filipino crewman slipped this to a customs inspector after the ship docked in our area. the note says the crewman was ordered by the chief's engineer to dump the hose. the coast guard, epa and other federal agencies acted quickly and were able to seize the equipment used to bypass the normal waste oil system. >> the phlange would go in the hose here where you take your clamps, put the clamps over the hose, slide the phlange and tighten the clamps down to secure it. so nothing would leak. around the area. >> then it
and how hot it might have gotten after that. this morning it's about the rain for us. a warm sticky start but we have maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we have a flood watch across the area. no doubt about that with the heavy rain yesterday, one to three inches across the region, now frederick getting heavy rain but they are not alone. this line does weaken but it does break down through southeast virginia, that is just poised to pivot its way through. so we have wet weather for the morning commute to begin. there's that flood watch until 8:00 a.m. may get extended depending on how heavy this band of rain does hold once it swings through the beltway. plans for a wet commute, temperatures near 70. we break out sun and isolated storm this afternoon with our 2-degree guarantee high of 79. >>> lets check the roads with kim brown. >> we do not like the idea of a wet commute because we had such a bad one or difficult one yesterday. right now traffic looks pretty good, no problems on 795. that looks good the entire stretch between route 140 to the beltway. we are working one accident? m
tells us tonight, that probably is a much broader threat in baltimore. >> something that weighs people's minds every day. the fires on calhoun and kerri last night certainly caught their attention, but there is not much residents that live near vacant homes can do about it. they're calling on the city it do more to keep them safe. >> could what happened in west baltimore last night happen in east baltimore some other night? people who live along east north avenue say it already has, there have been several fires in vacant homes here. >> i heard that on the news last night, and it is like it shook me because it could have been me. >> eleanor anderson moved into a rooming house here about two months ago. she is recovering from drug addiction trying to find a job. in fact, she says years ago when she was using drugs she lived with several other people in an abandoned home. >> real scary, you know. i just took one day at a time. i mean, i just prayed and god just kept me safe in there. >> drug use, candles for light and heat, the risks for fire were numerous, and they still are. even thoug
many things going on with the remains of what was once a tropical storm nicole, coming at us in a couple different pieces, but a very, very potentially severe threatening situation for today. let's check it out. wind advisory, winds will probably increase in gusts, close to 45-miles per hour. a tornado watch for the area through 1:00 p.m. we have had a couple of tornado warnings in southern maryland and the eastern shore and these little impulses of energy could spin up at any point in time. a flash flood warning for the entire area until 12:30. rainfall averaging three to six inches. wait until you see what we have had so far. flooding has been ebb tensive, to say the least. right now, i want to point out what we have. powerful doppler radar, we have a severe thunderstorm warning on top of everything else we have just mentioned. taking us to 9:30. we are watching heavy rain and the potential of gusty winds being carried to the surface. 50-60-miles per hour and if anything. some of these may actually help to spin off. we are looking southwest of bel aire for the he yes of the
here? >> reporter: the victim's mom spoke to us briefly off camera saying her daughter had divorced the man found with her but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. he is the father have the youngest child and she says he has a history of a bad temper. but at this point police have not named him as a suspect. now four kids from high school age to as young as 6, are missing, perhaps the most important person in their life. >> just to see him sobbing like that. to just know he doesn't have a mother, umm. sad, yeah, it's sad. . >> reporter: now the fire was contained to that apartment but there was some minor damage throughout the building and tonight the red cross is assisting 9 families. we're live in ellicott city, cheryl connor, abc 2 news. >>> thanks cheryl. the maryland man who was the subject of a policeman hunt after they said he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend is behind bars tonight. joshua prince of montgomery county surrendered to pennsylvania authorities late this afternoon, it all started at an apartment complex just after 7:00 this morning in north bethe
>>> good morning, happy friday, thanks for joining us here on good morning maryland at 9:00. so much to talk about today. jamie's on the go. he's live in harford county, we'll check with him in just a bit. to give you a sneak peek of what's ahead, we always have food on the brain. today, listen up, it's good. the great steakhouse escape. we'll look at all the sizzling steakhouses in the baltimore area. what kind of cuts are the best? since we're talking about food in "studio b", our studio next door, we have chefs from bic cooking up an asian treat for us. we'll learn about that cuisine and how to make something simple at home. >>> another thing that's kind of exciting, something we never do enough is looking to the skies and star gaze a little bit. we'll do that later on in the show with the folks from ccbc. >>> of course, it's friday, we always have a pet of the week. we want you to check out ronnie. he's an 8-week-old puppy, pitbull, extremely friendly, not a biter, from the maryland spca. katie flokay ry is here. now we want to move on to today's to hot topic. we're talking
, but the evacuation means fewer customers this labor day weekend. >> it's going to put a hurting on us. >> reporter: there is a feeling here of relief that no one was hurt and that everyone will here will bounce back quickly. david? >> steve osunsami. >>> the national hurricane center is tracking earl as we move into this holiday weekend. and so we turn to bill read again tonight, the head of the national hurricane center. bill, where is earl right now and how long before we're out of the woods on this? >> right now, earl is south of new england and moving northeast at over 20 miles an hour. it will speed up overnight, come just south of nantucket and cape cod, and then move off into the canadian maritimes during the day on saturday. so, after people get up saturday morning, the skies are going to start clearing. >> that is the good news. you told me earlier that you have your eye on several systems already in the pipeline. >> this is the wave that with us gaston. another wave that came off of africa yesterday. these are ones that we are watching for potential development. and you can see the cluse
with us for the entirity of today and perhaps into the early part of tomorrow. we're looking at a wind advisory, the remains of nicole which are no longer an official tropical storm. it's broken up into a few pieces. every piece is thrown at central maryland. wind advisory with gusts of 45 miles an hour today. there could be a possibility of tornados with a watch extended to 1:00 p.m. for most of central maryland off towards the eastern shore and our states to the north and into the carolinas. rainfall could top 2 to 5 inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have heavy rain right now around the beltway. severna park, annapolis, the orange and red shadings. there's more coming up the bay. rain over the central and southern portion of the chesapeake. here we go, 68 this morning. 75 this afternoon, it's about the building rain, big puddles on the roads, going to cause traffic problems out there. please be careful, we cannot extend this issue enough. do not drive if it looks like a puddle, it could be much deeper than it might be. be very cautious out there. we have accide
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
berk. the worst of it, time it out for us, justin. >> all right, jamie, i don't want anyone to wake up and think it's completely done and it was blown out of proportion. of course linda talked about the storm weakening. high today we already had that between 2:00 and 4:00 this morning. as we're standing on the boardwalk, our feet are dry, all right? that's good. there is proof for you. we have a mobile unit and can highlight that you can see this. here in ocean city, the temperature is about 75, 76 degrees. look at those outer rain bands. we're just on the edge of it. occasionally we get a little bit of rain. the last band they came through was just light rain. about five, ten minutes ago what it had done was really kick up those winds. we're looking at the latest conditions right now, which are highlighting winds at our nearby weather station averaging about 10 to 15 miles per hour. you can see this right there at the bottom of that little window, a northeast gust at 23. that really was just about five minutes ago. every time we get one of these rain bands push through, and there's mo
. >> we rented a big house and they kicked us out of the house this morning. >> there have been times when people sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours, it's right on top of us. >> fema is shipping bottled water, generators, and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. labor day weekend is always one of the most busy boating weekends of the year in our area. so those who come out and they rescue boaters, they say this is always the situation, they are always ready. abc2 news, christian shaefer shows us how they are preparing for one worry. take a look. >> reporter: if you can't take the boat out of the water, the coast guard recommends you secure it with extra lines. that's what they have been doing with their vessels as they wait to see what hurricane earl might bring. coast guard officials hope you'll leave it right where it is. >> we recommend that during this event you stay off the water. there's really -- there's too much to risk. >> too much risk because of shifting tides and the potential for high winds, even if the bulk of hurricane earl s
want to know what it's going to bring to us. >> justin berk has the answers. >> we already thought earl peaked. we wake up with it knocking on the east coast doorstep, it's gotten stronger. winds measured at 145 miles per hour. that is a very strong category 4 storm. not just minimal for deep within that range. it appears as if it's actually expanded in size. going to about 230 miles away. could hit the north carolina coastline. at least tropical storm force winds. this will stay away from baltimore and that cold front to our west will help push the thing off the coast. until then, here we go. this is what earl means to maryland. beaches under a tropical storm warning. guaranteed there'll be tropical storm conditions within 36 hours. by this time tomorrow, when i'm standing on the beach with christian shaeffer. joce sterman going in for full coverage. we have waves between 10 to 20 feet expected off the shoreline. there may be flooding, about three-foot tidal surge. some of the water works off the chesapeake bay. coastal flood advisory for western shores of the chesapeake, not immediate
in flames in a matter of minutes. that's why they say it's important for us to take care of any objects that can start a fire. in millersville, i'm don harrison for abc2 news. >> the department of natural resources forest services says it will take a significant sustained rain of an inch or more to reduce the fire risk. >>> and nearly 200 homes were destroyed in boulder, colorado from wildfires there. 10 square miles of boulder have been burned but only 30% of the fire is contained. the hundreds of people that were evacuated earlier are now being allowed back to their homes to pick up pets and items left behind. but because of the windy weather forecast, they are not being allowed to stay. >>> yeah, rosy, absolutely, things just too dry out there across maryland. i was just talking about that on facebook actually, that the bottom line is until we get rain in here and i think maybe a half an inch if we are lucky saturday night, we are going to have this greatly enhanced threat for fire, at least tomorrow will be less windy. right now it's a gusty afternoon, check it out, gusting
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